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Rhetoric of a troubled industry: the case of the Dundee jute industry during the inter-war period

Citation
Masrani S, Parks R & McKiernan P (2014) Rhetoric of a troubled industry: the case of the Dundee jute industry during the inter-war period, International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy, 8 (2/3), pp. 141-155.

Abstract
This study examines the rhetorical strategies deployed by supporters of the Dundee jute industry (DJI) during the legislative debate surrounding British trade policy of the inter-war period. It conducts a content analysis of the House of Commons debate on 2 February, 1938 on a motion entitled 'Importations from Overseas'. This debate highlights the position and the rhetorical strategies of the jute industry through its parliamentary surrogates. Analysis suggests that rhetorical strategies challenged policy, while avoiding a direct or explicit challenge to the dominant institutional logic of free trade. This study also furthers our understanding of government-industry relations in the jute industry during the inter-war period.

Keywords
rhetoric; protectionism; free trade; institutional logic; legitimacy; international competition; trade policy; Dundee; jute industry; inter-war years; Soctland; content analysis; House of Commons; government-industry relations; political debate

StatusPublished
AuthorsMasrani Swapnesh, Parks Ryan, McKiernan Peter
Publication date2014
PublisherInderscience
ISSN 1478-1484
LanguageEnglish

Journal
International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy: Volume 8, Issue 2/3

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